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18m Tillerson: US willing to take military action against N Korea
CNN
The Trump administration's top diplomat said the US is willing to engage in talks with North Korea, even as President Donald Trump warned about the possibility of armed conflict with the nuclear-armed regime.
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21m House passes bill to temporarily avert shutdown
ABC News
Congress is expected to approve a short-term measure Friday.
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24m Student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop
ABC News
Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky
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Why Trump Decided to Back Off Nafta Threat32m Updated Why Trump Decided to Back Off Nafta Threat
The Wall Street Journal
Conversations with the Mexican and Canadian heads of state, along with a flood of calls from business executives, helped steer President Trump away from an idea that some of his own advisers feared was a rash and unnecessary threat.
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Live Briefing: Pope Francis Begins Cairo Visit, Bearing Message of Peace35m Updated Live Briefing: Pope Francis Begins Cairo Visit, Bearing Message of Peace
The New York Times
New York Times correspondents are providing live coverage of Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Egypt.
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EU to Say Northern Ireland Can Join Bloc in Event of Unification38m Updated EU to Say Northern Ireland Can Join Bloc in Event of Unification
The Wall Street Journal
European Union leaders are set to promise that if Northern Ireland were to unite with the Republic of Ireland in future, it would automatically rejoin the bloc.
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49m Congress voting on bill to temporarily avert shutdown
ABC News
Congress is expected to approve a short-term measure Friday.
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58m Updated Pope in Egypt amid tensions for Christians
CNN
Pope Francis arrived in Egypt on Friday, kicking off a two-day trip designed to forge Muslim-Christian brotherhood and show solidarity with the country's persecuted Coptic Christian minority.
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Trump Plays North Korean Game of Risk1h 1m Updated Trump Plays North Korean Game of Risk
The Wall Street Journal
Trading on its perceived higher tolerance for conflict and loss of life, North Korea for decades has used the prospect of war to gain leverage in negotiations—but this time Donald Trump seems willing to respond with brinkmanship of his own.
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1h 15m Brazilian Probe to Continue Despite Bill, Prosecutors Say
The Wall Street Journal
The prosecutors leading Brazil’s “Car Wash” anticorruption investigation have vowed to push ahead with the probe despite a new bill that aims to curtail some practices recently used in the investigation.
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1h 18m Trump is first president to address NRA in 34 years
ABC News
President Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of former President Ronald Reagan by speaking at a National Rifle Association event.
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1h 41m Updated Pope Francis in Egyptian capital for historic 2-day visit
ABC News
Pope Francis in Cairo for historic 2-day Egypt trip to present united Christian-Muslim front
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1h 52m Updated China Pushes Ahead With Human Gene Trials
The Wall Street Journal
Scientists at Nanjing University are using a gene-editing process called Crispr-Cas9 to hack into DNA—giving them the power to add, edit and delete genes with great precision.
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1h 58m US looks to ratchet up global pressure on North Korea at UN
CNN
The Trump administration's top diplomat said the US is willing to engage in talks with North Korea, even as President Donald Trump warned about the possibility of armed conflict with the nuclear-armed regime.
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2h What 99 days of Trump’s tweets say about his presidency
ABC News
The president has tweeted more than 400 times since Inauguration Day.
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2h US economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent in first quarter
ABC News
US economy grew just 0.7 percent in Q1, weakest showing in 3 years
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2h Updated Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil in shadows of the law
ABC News
A conservative Republican state lawmaker in Georgia is going to great lengths to support medical marijuana
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2h Woman, 66, is fifth victim to die in Stockholm truck attack
ABC News
Swedish authorities say a woman injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, raising the death toll to five
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2h Updated WATCH: College student credits his Apple Watch for saving his life
ABC News
Casey Bennett knew that by pressing down the side button of his Apple Watch it would dial 911 and text his emergency contact.
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2h Brexit: Irish border issue dominates talks
CNN
The European Union has said that resolving the thorny issue of the Irish border must be a priority in Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom.
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3h Updated WATCH: College student credits his Apple watch with for saving his life
ABC News
Casey Bennett knew that by pressing down the side button of his Apple Watch it would dial 911 and text his emergency contact.
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3h Updated Second man charged in fatal shooting of judge in Chicago
ABC News
Second man charged in the shooting death of Illinois judge outside his Chicago home
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Pope to Visit Islamic School at Center of Extremism Debate3h Updated Pope to Visit Islamic School at Center of Extremism Debate
The Wall Street Journal
A thousand-year-old university where Pope Francis will take part in a peace conference on Friday is at the center of a dispute gripping Egypt over how to modernize Islam at a time of terrorist violence.
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3h Updated Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition
ABC News
Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there's renewed momentum to fight back against Trump administration policies
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3h WATCH: College student credits his Apple watch with saving his life
ABC News
Casey Bennett knew that by pressing down the side button of his Apple watch it would dial 911 and text his emergency contact.
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Live Briefing: Pope Francis Arrives in Cairo, Bearing Message of Peace3h Live Briefing: Pope Francis Arrives in Cairo, Bearing Message of Peace
The New York Times
New York Times correspondents are providing live coverage of Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Egypt.
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3h Executions on hold as drug supply expires
CNN
With Arkansas' supply of lethal injection drugs expiring soon, the future of capital punishment in the state is unclear.
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Ilie Nastase says sorry to Serena (sort of)3h Ilie Nastase says sorry to Serena (sort of)
Sky News
Former world number one Ilie Nastase has made an attempt at apologising for his racist comments about Serena William’s unborn child.
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3h Updated Woman dies after Stockholm truck attack; death toll now 5
ABC News
Swedish authorities say a woman in her 60s has died following the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm, raising the death toll to five
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Chinese Offer to Eat Denmark’s Oyster Problem to Extinction4h Chinese Offer to Eat Denmark’s Oyster Problem to Extinction
The New York Times
When the Danish Embassy in Beijing posted online about an invasive species clogging the shores back home, it drew a more enthusiastic response than it bargained for.
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4h Updated Risky surgery separates parasitic twin
CNN
Six weeks after a risky but successful surgery in the United States to remove her parasitic twin, an 11-month-old called baby Dominique has been reunited with her family in Cote d'Ivoire.
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4h Court: Employers can pay women less based on past salaries
ABC News
A federal appeals court says employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the employees' previous salaries
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4h 5 idyllic private island retreats
CNN
How do you avoid the throngs of sun seekers when you just want a waterfront vacation away from it all?
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4h Updated A timeline of events surrounding the suspicious death of NY judge
ABC News
A breakdown of recent events and encounters that occurred just days before the suspicious death of New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam.
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Chinese Rights Lawyer, Li Heping, Gets Suspended Prison Sentence4h Chinese Rights Lawyer, Li Heping, Gets Suspended Prison Sentence
The New York Times
The sentence effectively prevents Mr. Li, who has represented some of China’s best-known dissidents and activists, from practicing law in the near future, rights groups said.
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4h US President is being shaped by power
CNN
It is possible, even probable, that Donald Trump will leave office smarter than when he went in -- even if he still insists he is often the smartest one in the room.
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4h Updated Jenner visits White House for meetings with Trump officials
ABC News
It is unclear with whom the trans advocate met.
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Pope Francis to Visit Thousand-Year-Old Egyptian University4h Updated Pope Francis to Visit Thousand-Year-Old Egyptian University
The Wall Street Journal
A thousand-year-old university where Pope Francis will take part in a peace conference on Friday is at the center of a dispute gripping Egypt over how to modernize Islam at a time of terrorist violence.
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4h Updated Trump Remarks on Trade, Missile Defense Rattle South Korea
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. President Donald Trump raised new doubts in South Korea about two pillars of bilateral ties by saying he wants to renegotiate a free-trade deal and have Seoul pay for an American missile-defense system intended to shield the country against any North Korean attack.
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Trump Rattles South Korea by Saying It Should Pay for Antimissile System5h Trump Rattles South Korea by Saying It Should Pay for Antimissile System
The New York Times
The president’s comment about Thaad, which is being deployed to defend against North Korea, shook the South’s presidential race ahead of the election in May.
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5h From sex trafficking survivor to restauranteur
CNN
Just about everyone who stops by "La Familia" restaurant in Mexico City is welcomed with Neli Delgado's warm smile.
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Church Pokemon player faces jail in Russia5h Church Pokemon player faces jail in Russia
Sky News
Russian prosecutors have said a blogger arrested for playing Pokemon Go in a church should serve more than three years in jail.
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5h Updated Reflecting on his presidency, Trump says he misses his old life
CNN
President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier.
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5h Iran fast-attack boat nears US destroyer
CNN
The U.S. Navy says an Iranian boat was "unprofessional" and "provocative" by coming close to a U.S. destroyer in the Persian Gulf. It's not the first time.
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5h Updated Arkansas executes 4th inmate in a week
CNN
Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in a week late Thursday, ending a frantic schedule caused by the looming expiration of the state's supply of lethal injection drugs.
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Wife and child of Brit IS suspect face deportation5h Wife and child of Brit IS suspect face deportation
Sky News
Turkish authorities say they will deport the wife and young child of a British IS suspect held in Turkey.
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U.S. Floats Talks With North Korea, Shuns Regime Change5h Updated U.S. Floats Talks With North Korea, Shuns Regime Change
The Wall Street Journal
The Trump administration said Thursday that it is not seeking to overthrow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over his nuclear weapons program and would consider holding talks, if Pyongyang pursues “the right agenda.”
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Fugitive Polanski returns to Cannes film festival6h Fugitive Polanski returns to Cannes film festival
Sky News
Fugitive director Roman Polanski's latest film has been announced as a last-minute entry to the Cannes Film Festival line-up.
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7h Woman shot in counterterror op
CNN
A woman was shot by police Thursday evening "during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation," according to London's Metropolitan Police.
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7h Is sushi healthy?
CNN
Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there's no arguing that it's become a mainstream meal -- and that's good news.
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7h Woman shot in counterterror operation
CNN
A woman was shot by police Thursday evening "during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation," according to London's Metropolitan Police.
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8h Police shoot woman in counterterror op
CNN
A woman was shot by police Thursday evening "during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation," according to London's Metropolitan Police.
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Philippines Moves to Shut Mines Accused of Polluting10h Updated Philippines Moves to Shut Mines Accused of Polluting
The New York Times
The plan would cut nickel production by half in the country, the world’s top nickel exporter. Mining companies are joined by indigenous tribes in opposing the plan.
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10h Updated Man kicked off Delta flight for using bathroom before takeoff
CNN
A man says he was ejected from a Delta Air Lines flight because he went to the bathroom while waiting for the plane to leave the Atlanta airport.
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10h Updated Trump struggles to deliver on his toughest campaign promises
CNN
President Donald Trump is all about the bark -- bold, aggressive promises.
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10h Updated Arsenic-polluted water linked to cancer in India
CNN
Millions of people in Bihar, India, are showing symptoms of arsenic poisoning, which can be linked to cancer, due to consumption of contaminated drinking water.
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10h Updated Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests
ABC News
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to conduct no further nuclear tests
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Trump Warns That ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea Is Possible10h Updated Trump Warns That ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea Is Possible
The New York Times
He praised the Chinese president for efforts to resolve the dispute with the North but cautioned that such diplomatic efforts might fail.
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11h Updated Arkansas executes 4th prisoner in 8 days as lethal injection drug nears expiration
ABC News
Arkansas executed a convicted murderer on Thursday night.
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11h GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches
ABC News
Republican lawmakers are pushing a plan to require the University of Wisconsin System to discipline students who disrupt speeches and presentations, and force campuses to remain neutral on public issues
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Arkansas executes fourth inmate in eight days11h Arkansas executes fourth inmate in eight days
Sky News
Arkansas has executed Kenneth Williams, the fourth inmate it has put to death in eight days.
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A Hidden Church in Cairo Pins Its Hopes on Good Will From the Pope’s Visit11h Updated A Hidden Church in Cairo Pins Its Hopes on Good Will From the Pope’s Visit
The New York Times
The small Coptic Catholic church’s battle to obtain a license highlights the enduring discrimination against Christians codified in Egyptian law.
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11h At Home With Omar and Sarah, a Syrian Refugee Story
The New York Times
The Times spent months with several Syrian refugee families as they navigated integration into Weimar, Germany. In 360, step inside the home of Sarah, a German, and Omar, a refugee, to see how they are adjusting.
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11h Updated Russian Military Ship Sinks in Black Sea After Collision With Freighter
The Wall Street Journal
A Russian military reconnaissance ship sank in the Black Sea following a collision with a cargo ship, an incident that underscores the generally tired state of the Russian navy.
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11h Updated Trump to sign order aimed at expanding offshore drilling
ABC News
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the future expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans
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11h Updated Arkansas prepares to execute 4th prisoner in 8 days as lethal injection drug nears expiration
ABC News
Arkansas prepared to execute a convicted murderer on Thursday night.
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12h Updated US Navy destroyer loses helicopter in mid-flight crash
CNN
A US destroyer rescued two pilots and a crewman Wednesday after their Navy helicopter crashed in the waters near Guam, according to the service.
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12h Updated Angry nationalists storm Macedonian parliament
CNN
Violence broke out in Macedonia's Parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian MP was elected speaker, sparking outrage from nationalists.
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12h Updated Tillerson: China threatens sanctions over another nuclear test
CNN
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China threatened the North Korean government with sanctions if it undertook another nuclear weapons test.
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Man Outside U.K. Parliament Carrying Knives Is Arrested12h Updated Man Outside U.K. Parliament Carrying Knives Is Arrested
The New York Times
The 27-year-old was charged with planning a terrorist attack, rekindling anxiety about the deadly assault on March 22 that was also near Parliament.
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Macedonian Lawmakers Are Bloodied in Attack on Parliament by Nationalists13h Macedonian Lawmakers Are Bloodied in Attack on Parliament by Nationalists
The New York Times
The demonstrators, who threw chairs, shouted at lawmakers and attacked journalists, were protesting the election of a new speaker.
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14h Woman shot by police in London counterterror operation
CNN
A woman was shot by police Thursday evening "during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation," according to London's Metropolitan Police.
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Pentagon Inquiry Seeks to Learn if Flynn Hid Foreign Payment14h Pentagon Inquiry Seeks to Learn if Flynn Hid Foreign Payment
The New York Times
A disclosure by lawmakers also reveals that the former national security adviser is under investigation by the Defense Department.
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14h Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test
CNN
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China threatened the North Korean government with sanctions if it undertook another nuclear weapons test.
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Hissène Habré, Ex-Ruler of Chad, Loses War Crimes Appeal14h Updated Hissène Habré, Ex-Ruler of Chad, Loses War Crimes Appeal
The New York Times
The ruling cemented a legal victory for human rights advocates and Mr. Habré’s victims that could be used to prosecute dictators around the world.
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14h Updated Tad Cummins slept with teen student, his wife says
ABC News
Jill Cummins said her husband told her that he slept with Elizabeth Thomas.
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German Lawmakers Aim to Impose Some Limits on Full-Face Veils14h German Lawmakers Aim to Impose Some Limits on Full-Face Veils
The New York Times
The draft legislation agreed on in the lower house of Parliament aims to prevent civil servants, judges and soldiers from wearing full-face veils at work.
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EU Says National Front May Have Misspent as Much as €5 Million14h Updated EU Says National Front May Have Misspent as Much as €5 Million
The Wall Street Journal
Lawmakers from France’s National Front may have misspent as much as €5 million in EU funds, the European Parliament now estimates, more than double the original estimate in the investigation into the party’s activities.
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Balancing Act for Pope in Egypt: Outreach to Muslims, and Speaking Out for Christians14h Updated Balancing Act for Pope in Egypt: Outreach to Muslims, and Speaking Out for Christians
The New York Times
Francis wants Egyptian leaders to ensure minority rights for Christians, after two bombings on Palm Sunday killed more than 40 people.
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Only Captivity Will Save the Vaquita, Experts Say14h Updated Only Captivity Will Save the Vaquita, Experts Say
The New York Times
Scientists say that efforts to save the small porpoise in the Gulf of California have essentially failed, and some believe there may be only two or three left.
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15h An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year
CNN
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina.
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Facing Tough Odds in French Vote, Le Pen Assails Macron15h Facing Tough Odds in French Vote, Le Pen Assails Macron
The New York Times
At a rally in Nice the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen depicted her centrist opponent, Emmanuel Macron, as an unpatriotic out-of-touch banker.
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15h Updated Suspect allegedly chased Delaware state trooper before shooting him
ABC News
A 20-hour standoff ensued at the suspect's home before he was killed by police.
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15h Updated Man with knives arrested in London on terror charges
ABC News
A man armed with knives was arrested on suspicion of terrorism today in London near the Houses of Parliament, police said.
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15h Updated Trump report card: His best, worst and what to do next
CNN
President Donald Trump is coming to the end of his first 100 days in office, and everyone has an opinion about his performance. We asked CNN contributors and analysts to weigh on the good, the bad and the what comes next of Trump's first 100 days. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.
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15h Updated Trump barks but struggles to find bite during first 100 days
CNN
President Donald Trump is all about the bark -- bold, aggressive promises.
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16h Obama blamed for not properly vetting ex-Trump adviser
CNN
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement, according to new documents obtained by the House oversight committee.
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State Department Wants to Clear What Nikki Haley’s Has to Say16h State Department Wants to Clear What Nikki Haley’s Has to Say
The New York Times
An email drafted by State Department diplomats is an apparent attempt to get the U.N. ambassador and the secretary of state on the same page.
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16h Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump
ABC News
President Donald Trump's liaison to the black community says African-American activists aren't trying hard enough to work with the new administration
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U.K. Police Detain Man on Terrorism Suspicions Near Parliament16h Updated U.K. Police Detain Man on Terrorism Suspicions Near Parliament
The Wall Street Journal
Intelligence officials had been tracking the 27-year-old who was carrying knives. Police said no bystanders were injured and there were no known immediate threats.
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17h Biles briefs Capitol on dangers of underage drinking
CNN
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles stopped by Capitol Hill on Thursday to talk about the dangers of underage drinking.
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17h Republicans, Flynn, Syria: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
The New York Times
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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18h Updated Britain Accuses Ghana Lawmakers of Visa Fraud
The New York Times
Three members of Parliament and a former lawmaker are said to have abused their diplomatic privileges to help people travel to the United Kingdom.
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18h Protesters storm into Macedonia parliament
Sky News
Dozens of protesters, some wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and forced their way into Macedonia's parliament building, attacking politicians following a months-long deadlock to form a new government.
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18h Updated GOP tries to buy more time for funding bill negotiations
ABC News
The deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill is midnight Friday.
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18h Johnny Depp turns up at Disneyland as Jack Sparrow (and fans lose it)
CNN
Johnny Depp surprised fans at Disneyland, by popping up on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride in his full Capt. Jack Sparrow costume.
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18h Updated Israelis Learn to Live With a New Neighbor: Islamic State
The Wall Street Journal
While most attention has focused on Islamic State’s shrinking but still vast territory in eastern Syria and northwestern Iraq, the extremist group has also proved surprisingly resilient in a pocket of southern Syria near Israeli-populated towns and villages in the Golan Heights.
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19h Updated More details emerge from internal report on United flight dustup
ABC News
The airline is instituting yearly training for gate agents, among other changes.
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19h Flynn warned in 2014 against taking foreign payments
CNN
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement, according to new documents obtained by the House oversight committee.
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Explosion Rocks Damascus Airport19h Updated Explosion Rocks Damascus Airport
The Wall Street Journal
Israel neither confirms nor denies its involvement but a government minister says the blast is ‘consistent’ with Israel policy of preventing Iranian-supplied arms from reaching the Lebanese group Hezbollah.
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2 U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says19h 2 U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says
The New York Times
The two were killed, and a third was wounded, in an operation in the same part of Afghanistan where the military dropped its most powerful conventional weapon.
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Two U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan19h Updated Two U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan
The Wall Street Journal
Two U.S. Army servicemembers were killed during a late night operation in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday, following the death of another American soldier there earlier this month.
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20h This photo of Donald Trump and kids is epic
CNN
Thursday, as you likely know by now, is "Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work" day. The White House, like CNN and virtually every other company, celebrates this day with a special program of activities. Except, at the White House, you actually get to meet the president of the United States.
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20h Updated WATCH: Skydiving through the eyes of a paratrooper
ABC News
Paratrooper captures hair-raising footage during a training exercise of skydiving out of a military airplane over Romania.
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20h WATCH: Johnny Depp surprises riders on Pirates of the Caribbean
ABC News
Johnny Depp, Captain Jack Sparrow himself, surprises riders on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland.
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20h Updated Ex-Trump adviser Flynn under DOD investigation, had been warned not to take foreign payments
ABC News
Rep. Elijah Cummings released three documents on Mike Flynn today.
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20h United settles with passenger dragged off plane
Sky News
United Airlines has reached a settlement with a Kentucky doctor who was filmed being dragged forcibly from a flight in Chicago.
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20h Updated Trump reverses course on free trade agreement
CNN
President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact which he railed against as a candidate and as recently as last week declared was harmful to US workers.
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20h Updated Brexit Fight Looms Over Role of EU Courts
The Wall Street Journal
When leaders of 27 European Union states meet on Saturday to settle guidelines on how to negotiate Brexit, they will show their determination to give EU courts a major role over U.K.-EU affairs, after Theresa May’s demand for freedom from European jurisdiction.
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Wealthy Chinese Scramble for Imperiled Commodity: U.S. ‘Golden Visa’21h Wealthy Chinese Scramble for Imperiled Commodity: U.S. ‘Golden Visa’
The New York Times
President Trump’s vow to tighten immigration policies have spurred thousands to seek an EB-5 visa before tougher requirements can be put in place.
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ECB Keeps Interest Rates, Stimulus Program Unchanged22h Updated ECB Keeps Interest Rates, Stimulus Program Unchanged
The Wall Street Journal
The threats to the eurozone’s economic recovery are diminishing, but there are as yet few signs that inflation will settle at the European Central Bank’s target, its president said.
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22h Updated Delta passenger kicked off flight after bathroom emergency
ABC News
A man said he was forced off a Milwaukee-bound Delta Air Lines flight.
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22h Updated US President tries to score some points before Day 100
CNN
Donald Trump's first 100 days as President is ending as it began, in a tempestuous flurry of activity, executive power flexing and controversy.
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22h Updated 100 days that changed America
CNN
The first 100 days is not just about the new President.
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23h Updated WATCH: Rare baby monkey makes debut at New Orleans zoo
ABC News
Visitors to the New Orleans Audubon Zoo will now be able to see rare baby colobus monkey. The one-month-old monkey is part of a threatened species.
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In Move Against Hamas, Palestinian Authority Cuts Payments for Gaza23h In Move Against Hamas, Palestinian Authority Cuts Payments for Gaza
The New York Times
The West Bank group says it won’t pay for electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, increasing pressure on its militant rivals there.
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Merkel Warns Britain Against ‘Illusions’ About Post-‘Brexit’ Ties23h Merkel Warns Britain Against ‘Illusions’ About Post-‘Brexit’ Ties
The New York Times
The chancellor said that Britain must negotiate its departure from the European Union before discussing future relations.
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A Calmer Mexico Sees Trump Anew: as a ‘Bluffer’ at the Poker Table23h A Calmer Mexico Sees Trump Anew: as a ‘Bluffer’ at the Poker Table
The New York Times
President Trump used to be able to anger Mexico easily, but leaders there have developed a thicker skin as they prepare to renegotiate Nafta with the United States.
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Agustín Edwards, Conservative Media Tycoon in Chile, Is Dead at 8923h Updated Agustín Edwards, Conservative Media Tycoon in Chile, Is Dead at 89
The New York Times
Mr. Edwards was heir to the company that published El Mercurio, an influential right-wing publication that helped overthrow Salvador Allende in 1973.
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24h Which tennis star is this?
CNN
If the pinnacle of Andy Murray's career so far took place on the pristine green courts of Wimbledon, the world No. 1 owes much of his success to the rugged, red clay of Barcelona.
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24h Police kill suspect in fatal shooting of state trooper after hourslong standoff
ABC News
The suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed today after an hours-long standoff with authorities.
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24h Updated UK police arrest man with knives on suspicion of terrorism
ABC News
Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation have swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts
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24h Mom looked on in horror as baby killed on Facebook
CNN
Jiranuj Trairat could hear the sudden panic in her cousin's voice.
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24h Updated Syria says Israeli missile struck Damascus airport area
CNN
A loud explosion hit close to the Damascus International Airport in Syria Thursday, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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24h Ex-Trump adviser Flynn under DoD investigation, had been warned about foreign payments
ABC News
Rep. Elijah Cummings released three new documents on Mike Flynn today.
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24h Police kill suspect in fatal shooting of state trooper after hours-long standoff
ABC News
The suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed today after an hours-long standoff with authorities.
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Brazil Tries to Trim Thicket of Labor Laws---A Little25h Updated Brazil Tries to Trim Thicket of Labor Laws---A Little
The Wall Street Journal
Brazil is moving to simplify some of the most complex labor regulations of any major economy, but many of them will likely remain intact.
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25h Defense Deptartment opens investigation into ex-Trump adviser Flynn
ABC News
Rep. Elijah Cummings released three new documents on Flynn.
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25h Hiker found alive after seven weeks lost in Himalayas
CNN
Two Taiwanese hikers have been found after going missing in Nepal for almost seven weeks, but one had died three days before help arrived.
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25h Trump: Mexico, Canada opposed terminating NAFTA
ABC News
The president made the announcement after calls with Canadian, Mexican leaders.
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25h Storm-related death toll rises to 2 in North Carolina
ABC News
A woman has died after the North Carolina Highway Patrol said she drove around several barricades and was swept away in flooding that followed heavy rains earlier this week
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26h Updated WATCH: Dashcam video captures falling tree as it injures driver
ABC News
The female motorist was unconscious when law enforcement arrived on the scene.
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Seoul Journal: Amid Tensions, South Koreans Keep Calm and Carry On26h Seoul Journal: Amid Tensions, South Koreans Keep Calm and Carry On
The New York Times
For some residents, North Korea’s recent provocations have stoked fears of renewed conflict. But many more have responded with nonchalance.
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26h Updated Russian ship sinks in Black Sea after collision
CNN
A research ship from the Russian navy's Black Sea Fleet has sunk after colliding with another vessel off the coast of Turkey, Russian state media said Thursday.
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26h Hours-long standoff with suspect in fatal shooting of state trooper
ABC News
Delaware police came under fire this morning as they engaged in an active standoff with the suspect in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of a state trooper.
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Police officers shot arresting terror suspect26h Police officers shot arresting terror suspect
Sky News
Two police officers have been shot and wounded during the arrest of a suspected radical Islamist on the French island of Reunion.
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26h Runner: Having narcolepsy is harder than a marathon
CNN
For years, Julie Flygare kept her condition private. She hadn't liked people's reactions on the occasions when she had opened up and shared her story. People thought it was a joke or not important.
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Macron, Le Pen Clash at Closing Whirlpool Plant27h Updated Macron, Le Pen Clash at Closing Whirlpool Plant
The Wall Street Journal
French presidential candidates on Wednesday turned a Whirlpool Corp. factory threatened with closure into a impromptu stage for an ideological battle over how to revive the country’s declining industrial might.
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27h Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias
ABC News
President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias and deep canyons as well as oceans habitat
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Shark bites leg of tourist bodyboarding in NZ27h Shark bites leg of tourist bodyboarding in NZ
Sky News
A French tourist has been bitten by a shark while bodyboarding at a popular surfing beach on New Zealand's South Island.
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27h Trump to order aluminum imports investigation
ABC News
President Donald Trump will sign a memo ordering his administration to determine the impact of rising aluminum imports
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27h China bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang region
ABC News
Authorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland
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German Soldier Posed as Syrian Refugee to Plan Attack, Officials Say27h German Soldier Posed as Syrian Refugee to Plan Attack, Officials Say
The New York Times
The army lieutenant, 28, who was said to have a “xenophobic background,” hid a loaded pistol at an airport in Vienna, prompting fears he had been planning an assault.
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French Court Refuses to Extradite Former Kosovo Leader27h French Court Refuses to Extradite Former Kosovo Leader
The New York Times
Ramush Haradinaj, who served as a rebel commander during the conflict with Serbia, had been arrested on a Serbian warrant.
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Trump orders review of national monuments27h Trump orders review of national monuments
Sky News
Donald Trump has ordered a review of the protected status of several national monuments to "end another egregious abuse of federal power".
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27h Updated Boris Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US
ABC News
Boris Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by United States
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28h Russian warship crashes off Istanbul coast
Sky News
A Russian warship is sinking in the Black Sea after colliding with a freighter off the Turkish coast.
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28h Updated 13 Louisiana-Lafayette players arrested over theft charges
ABC News
The players were suspended indefinitely "for a violation of team rules."
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U.S. Keeps Its Military Threat Alive While Pressing North Korea28h Updated U.S. Keeps Its Military Threat Alive While Pressing North Korea
The Wall Street Journal
The Trump administration said it is launching an urgent push, combining diplomatic pressure and the threat of military action in a bid to halt North Korea’s advancing nuclear-weapons program.
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28h Updated Trump gives Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Syria and Iraq
ABC News
The White House followed suit with previous administrations.
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28h Updated White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown
ABC News
Lawmakers and the White House are nearing agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill days ahead of a government shutdown deadline _ and President Trump's 100th day in office
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28h Updated Overnight explosion rocks Damascus; Syrian government blames Israel
ABC News
Syrian state media said it was from Israeli missiles; Israel had no comment.
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28h French election turns dirty at dryer factory
CNN
A factory that produces tumble dryers has become the dirtiest battlefield yet in the French presidential election.
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29h Updated Delaware state trooper dies after being shot in convenience store parking lot
ABC News
Delaware area schools are on lockdown as police continue search in state trooper shooting.
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29h Mexican woman lived as a slave for 30 years
CNN
For a woman of 43, Guadalupe Pérez Castillo seems extremely shy. Meeting new people is still a challenge for her. She has a tendency to look down when talking to others and constantly rubs her hands while speaking, as if she were nervous.
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29h Updated Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill
ABC News
The conservative House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a revised version of the GOP health care bill, but Republican moderates are wary
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Hong Kong Protest Organizers Arrested Ahead of Expected Visit by China’s President29h Hong Kong Protest Organizers Arrested Ahead of Expected Visit by China’s President
The New York Times
Pro-democracy activists said the arrests were part of a recent crackdown intended to quell protests before an expected July visit by President Xi Jinping of China.
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ECB Set to Play It Safe, but Investors Keep Eye on Tone29h Updated ECB Set to Play It Safe, but Investors Keep Eye on Tone
The Wall Street Journal
The eurozone’s economy is strengthening, but the European Central Bank remains on full alert as it meets Thursday. Financial markets have been volatile in recent weeks as investors weigh the likelihood of a change in direction from Frankfurt.
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Explosions Rock Damascus Airport; Syria Blames Israel29h Explosions Rock Damascus Airport; Syria Blames Israel
The New York Times
The Israeli news media said airport warehouses were being used to transfer weapons to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
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29h 10 unforgettable album covers
CNN
When Columbia Records introduced the first LPs in 1948, they didn't just change how we listen to music. They also changed how we see it by popularizing illustrated album covers. (Before WWII, most records typically came in generic sleeves.)
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29h How Harry Potter made its way into the UK election
CNN
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stepped into the UK election fray Thursday with an editorial describing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a "mutton-headed old mugwump."
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29h Mexican woman lives as a slave for 30 years
CNN
For a woman of 43, Guadalupe Pérez Castillo seems extremely shy. Meeting new people is still a challenge for her. She has a tendency to look down when talking to others and constantly rubs her hands while speaking, as if she were nervous.
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Sky News spoke to Brit IS suspect in Turkey29h Sky News spoke to Brit IS suspect in Turkey
Sky News
A Briton suspected of being an Islamic State militant spoke to Sky News last month about his experiences in Syria.
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29h Updated Giant rabbit found dead after United flight
CNN
United Airlines has taken another blow to its image after a giant, apparently healthy rabbit died following a transcontinental flight.
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Israelis Learn to Live With a New Neighbor: ISIS30h Israelis Learn to Live With a New Neighbor: ISIS
The Wall Street Journal
While most attention has focused on Islamic State’s shrinking but still vast territory in eastern Syria and northwestern Iraq, the extremist group has also proved surprisingly resilient in a pocket of southern Syria near Israeli-populated towns and villages in the Golan Heights.
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U.S. Antimissile System in South Korea Is Said to Be Nearly Operational30h U.S. Antimissile System in South Korea Is Said to Be Nearly Operational
The New York Times
The so-called Thaad system, deployed over China’s objections as a defense against North Korea, will soon go into “actual operation,” a South Korean official said.
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30h French election dirty at tumble dryer factory
CNN
A factory that produces tumble dryers has become the dirtiest battlefield yet in the French presidential election.
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30h Updated Explosion rocks Damascus International Airport area
CNN
A loud explosion hit close to the Damascus International Airport in Syria Thursday, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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30h Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA
ABC News
President Donald Trump is signing an executive order to create an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs
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State Department Understaffing Is Likely to Linger Into 201830h State Department Understaffing Is Likely to Linger Into 2018
The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson wants to restructure the department before he fills top posts, an aide said — a timeline that alarms many of its veterans.
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31h Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations
ABC News
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain must answer questions about its plans to exit the European Union before negotiations on the split can begin
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31h Nile Gardiner: Trump is confounding his critics
CNN
When Donald Trump won an astounding electoral victory on November 8, much of the world took a deep, nervous breath. From Berlin to Beijing, world leaders were clearly apprehensive, uncertain of what the next four years would hold.
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31h Updated How the Kim dynasty has shaped North Korea
CNN
Kim Jong Un, his father and grandfather have ruled North Korea since 1948, steering the country through war, famine and nuclear tests.
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31h Hiker alive after 7 weeks lost in Himalayas
CNN
Two Taiwanese hikers have been found after going missing in Nepal for almost seven weeks, but one had died three days before help arrived.
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Social media banned in Kashmir amid unrest31h Social media banned in Kashmir amid unrest
Sky News
Authorities in India-administered Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
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32h Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops
ABC News
The Pentagon is getting greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria
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32h Inside North Korea: Government official gives CNN a rare interview
CNN
A North Korean government official in a rare interview promised his country's nuclear tests would "never stop" as long as the US continued what they viewed as "acts of aggression."
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Man found after 47 days missing on mountain32h Man found after 47 days missing on mountain
Sky News
Rescuers have found a trekker next to the body of his dead girlfriend after he spent 47 days stranded on a Nepal mountain.
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33h Updated China tried to hack group linked to missile defense system, US cybersecurity firm says
CNN
A cybersecurity firm in the United States believes state-sponsored Chinese hackers were trying to infiltrate an organization with connections to US-built missile system in South Korea that Beijing firmly opposes.
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China and Europe in talks about moon base33h China and Europe in talks about moon base
Sky News
The European Space Agency and China are discussing a potential collaboration for a human base on the moon.
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33h Updated Erdogan shuns West with Syria strikes
CNN
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is feeling bold.
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United to offer up to $10K for giving up seat33h United to offer up to $10K for giving up seat
Sky News
United Airlines has said it will offer passengers who volunteer to give up their seats on an overbooked flight up to $10,000 (£7,700).
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34h Updated Man sentenced to death for 2014 trooper ambush
CNN
A jury on Wednesday sentenced Eric Frein to death for killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in a 2014 ambush.
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35h Inside North Korea: Official gives CNN a rare interview
CNN
A North Korean government official in a rare interview promised his country's nuclear tests would "never stop" as long as the US continued what they viewed as "acts of aggression."
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35h How much would fictional houses cost in real life?
CNN
From Great Gatsby's luxury estate to Count Dracula's Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain's tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties.
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U.S. Warns of Heavy Casualties in Event of Korean Fight35h Updated U.S. Warns of Heavy Casualties in Event of Korean Fight
The Wall Street Journal
The Trump administration said it is launching an urgent push, combining diplomatic pressure and the threat of military action in a bid to halt North Korea’s advancing nuclear-weapons program.
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EU Struggles to Reset Ties With Turkey35h Updated EU Struggles to Reset Ties With Turkey
The Wall Street Journal
European Union officials are struggling to figure out how to improve vital economic and security cooperation with Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid a widening political rupture that threatens the relationship.
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Far-Right Leaders Loathe the European Parliament, but Love Its Checks35h Far-Right Leaders Loathe the European Parliament, but Love Its Checks
The New York Times
For right-wing lawmakers who attack the European Union, a perch in Parliament can mean a lucrative sinecure, easy news media exposure and immunity from criminal prosecution at home.
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